With regard to the letter from Svend Laursen strongly criticizing the postal services, we take this opportunity of congratulating the postal services in our part of Bali for their excellent service.
We live in what is sometimes called the Wild West of Bali, and whilst services such as electricity supply and telecommunications are sometimes irregular, the old-fashioned “snail Mail” works well.
We usually get letters, packets and parcels delivered at our gate 10 days after posting in Europe or Australia, and the postal officer making the deliveries has about a 14-kilometer ride to our place. We think that level of service is commendable.
Maybe the difference in delivery from that experienced by Mr. Larsen is that we have encouraged our correspondents to use the Postcode?